Travel Information

Airport Information

The closest airport to the Gaylord National Harbor is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). It is located 8.8 miles from the convention center. Other airports in the region include Dulles International Airport (IAD), which is 35 miles away, and Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI), which is 43 miles away.

Getting to National Harbor

From DCA

Rideshare Apps: Uber, Lyft, and Via offer transportation services to passengers arriving to and departing from Reagan National Airport. For rides departing Reagan National customers should use their smartphone to select the appropriate pick up location and coordinate directly with their driver. Green flags located outside on the terminal curb designate the appropriate pick-up loading zones.

  • Terminal A: Customers can meet their ride on the third (outer) curb.
  • Terminal B and C: Customers can meet their ride on the Baggage Claim level (1st floor) or the Ticketing/Check-In level (3rd floor).

Taxis: A DCA Taxi Dispatcher is available at designated taxi stands to ensure you are placed with a taxi. Fare from DCA to National Harbor is approximately $28.

  • From Terminal A: Proceed out the exit doors at baggage claim and turn right. The Taxis are located on the curb closest to the Terminal.
  • From Terminals B and C: Proceed to the baggage claim lower level (level one). Walk indoors to Door 5. Exit the doors to the curbside. You will find the taxi dispatch location clearly marked.

From IAD

Rideshare Apps: Uber and Lyft pickup curbside on the lower/arrivals level of the terminal. When requesting a ride, take note of the closest door (numbered 1-7) to where you are so your driver can locate you.

Taxis: Follow the signs for Ground Transportation or Taxi to the lower level of the Terminal, DOWN the ramp to Door 2 or Door 6. A customer service representative is available 24-hours a day.

From BWI

Rideshare Apps: Uber and Lyft pick up on the upper departures level. Request when you’re ready to walk outside and enter your concourse and door number so your driver knows where to meet you.

Taxis: Taxi stands are located outside of the baggage claim area on the Lower Level of the terminal near doors 5 and 13.


Travel Discounts

Car Rental

The following car rental facilities are offering discounts for attendees. When making reservations with the rental facilities; attendees must provide the code in order to receive the discount.

Avis Discount Code: #A563100

Budget Discount Code: BDC #T557400

Hertz Discount Code: CDP #223492

Local Activities

National Mall: The National Mall is home to iconic Washington, DC monuments including the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. It is free and open to the public 24 hours a day. The White House is on the north side of the National Mall, directly north of the Washington Monument. The United States Capitol building is to the far east end of the mall.

Smithsonian Museums: Eleven museums and galleries are located on the National Mall between the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol. They are open 364 days a year and free of charge. NOTE: The African American Museum requires timed-entry passes for certain peak times. The Smithsonian’s other free museums do not require passes or tickets. For more information visit

Arlington National Cemetery: Located in nearby Arlington, VA, Arlington National Cemetery is the country’s largest military cemetery. The grounds are open to the public 365 days a year with free admission for those who wish to tour the site and pay their respects. Summer hours are 8 am-7 pm. The cemetery is Metro accessible via the Arlington Cemetery stop on the blue line.